American Idols Live heads to Reliant Arena in Houston TX. Show begins at 7CDT/8EDT

Bo Bice at the Crawford County Fair, Bucyrus OH
Brandon Rogers at the Red Bull Space, New York, NY
Casey James at Kodiak Jacks, Petaluma, CA
Gina Glocksen at Concert in the Park, St. Charles IL
Jason Castro at Jenks Riverwalk Crossing, Tulsa OK
Lee DeWyze at People’s Court, Des Moines, IA
Tim Urban at the Clarkstown Family Music Festival, West Nyack, NY
Via Idol Stages

Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher Anti-Bullying Message

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher take part in the Let’s Do it for Daron campaign.

LuvCUTS

Kimberly Caldwell to host VH1 Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp” Season Two premieres Saturday, August 20 at 10 PM ET/PT

VH1 Classic and executive producer Mark Burnett are bringing back a new group of ‘average Joes’ for their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put their music skills to the ultimate test and find out if they have what it takes to be a true rock star on “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.” Hosted by American Idol sweetheart and Vanguard recording artist Kimberly Caldwell, 15 musicians from a variety of backgrounds and cities will go through the unforgettable transformation of having to put it all on the line and find out if they have what it takes to make it in the cutthroat world of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Read more at PR Newswire

Thousands register for American Idol; Seacrest to attend Charleston auditions

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will be in Charleston on Friday for season 11 auditions. The auditions are just two days away, but if you plan on belting out your best song, first you will need to sign up.

Registration is going on right now at the North Charleston Coliseum. Thousands of potential contestants began registering at 7 a.m. Those who signed up received a wrist band for Friday morning’s auditions where they will arrive at 5 a.m.

Read more at Live5News

Lauren’s mom tweeted this photo of her at the air force base yesterday. Scotty also tweeted yesterday he was on his way for a visit.

David Archuleta Arrives at the Airport in Vietnam

KATHARINE MCPHEE: ‘SHARK NIGHT 3D’ VIP PARTY GIRL

Looking pretty in an alice + olivia ensemble, Katharine McPhee was spotted arriving at the Shark Night 3D VIP bash in San Diego, CA on Wednesday (July 20).

Joined by co-stars Alyssa Diaz and Sara Paxton, the 27-year-old singer/actress was on hand to celebrate the upcoming release of her new David R. Ellis-directed thriller about seven vacationers at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf whose holiday turns into a nightmare when they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.

Shark Night 3D will swim its way into theaters on September 2.

See the photos at Faded Youth Blog

Blake Shelton names the Top 10 voices in country music. Do you agree?

Tonight on SiriusXM’s The Highway, channel 59, Blake Shelton—who’s currently atop the Billboard 200 album chart with the highest debut of his career—will host a special called “Blake Shelton’s Top Ten Voices in Country Music” at 6 p.m. ET.

Carrie Underwood is on his list.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Jennifer Lopez Told Marc Anthony She Wanted A Divorce Last Year!

Jennifer Lopez told Marc Anthony last year that she wanted a divorce, Star magazine is reporting exclusively in its new issue.

While the couple’s divorce announcement shocked Hollywood last week, it didn’t stun J.Lo’s friends, who now reveal that she was set to walk out around Christmas.

Read more at RadarOnline

Jennifer Lopez Nearly Left Marc Anthony After Stewardess Hookup

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced their surprising split last Friday, but the duo came close to parting ways two years ago because of Anthony’s fling with a flight attendant.

In the new Us Weekly, out now, a source says that Anthony, 42, hooked up with a flight attendant he met aboard a private plane in 2009.

“Marc and Jennifer almost split up over it,” the source tells Us of the couple, parents to 3-year-old twins Emme

Read more at US

Drop Dead Diva promo featuring Clay Aiken

‘Glee’s’ Warbler to sing at Six Flags

Darren Criss, also known as Blaine Anderson, lead singer of the Dalton Academy Warblers on the hit Fox TV series “Glee,” performs Friday as part of the Starburst Summer Concert Series at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Actress/singer/dancer Alyson Stoner (“Cheaper by the Dozen,” Disney’s “Camp Rock”) opens.

Criss was recently confirmed as a series regular (season three starts Sept. 20) and his version of Katy Perry’s “Firework” (with the Tufts University all-male a cappella group the Beelzebubs as the Warblers) gave the show its second No. 1 hit after season one’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Read more at My San Antonio.com

Melanie LaPatin on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’: This is how we do it!

Hi, guys! Thank you, as always, for all of your questions and comments. (You got me, AL — this must be why I’d never make it as a fact-checker!) Before we dive in to last night’s SYTYCD performances, I thought I’d try to ‘A’ Rebecca’s ‘Q’ about what the days leading up to the show are like, at least from my (and, I assume, most choreographers’) perspective…

Usually, once my partner, Tony Meredith, and I get to L.A. (or Canada, obviously, if we’re working on the Canadian version), it goes something like this:

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Sony Music appoints Nick Gatfield to head its British operations

Sony Music, the music major behind Simon Cowell, on Thursday appointed Nick Gatfield – a former member of Dexy’s Midnight Runners – to take over its British operations in place of Ged Doherty.

The sudden switch at the number two record group comes just three weeks after Doug Morris took the helm at Sony Music worldwide – and brings together two men who previously worked together at Sony’s principal rival Universal.

Read more at Guardian.co.uk

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry together again

The Toxic Twins are back in the saddle. Or at least they’re back to being in the same room as one another.

Yesterday a video surfaced (see it below) of Tyler and Perry at the Boneyard — Perry’s storied home studio. The clip doesn’t show much — it’s mostly Perry talking about Ry Cooder’s guitar rig — but there’s a lot we can take away about Aerosmith’s future from the minute and a half.

Read more at the Boston Herald

 
  • steph6449

    Danny’s on a NJ station talking about the Taylor Swift tour, his new music and other topics. He mentioned “late fall” for potential new album release.

    http://socialstreamingplayer.crystalmedianetworks.com/radio/wkmk
    .

    Short snippet of Danny singing a little bit of Crazy Not To when opening for Taylor at one of the recent venues, not sure which location.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMS2dHxGqbQ
    .

    ETA: Interesting, they also are playing Danny’s second album track and possible follow-on single Win Me Over on air. First time that one has been aired on radio.

    Danny also is promoting his concert cruise with Gary LeVox (lead singer of Rascal Flatts) and says there will be other country artist(s) TBA.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Picture of Lady GaGa shooting music video for her next single was posted online. Guess where she is filming this music video? In Nebraska. “You&I” is about Nebraska guy, so yeah, I bet that’s her next single. Jimmy Iovine gave Haley unreleased Lady GaGa single to cover on AI.

  • adolf_hipster

    Gaga said on Howard Stern that she thinks You and I is the best song she has written so far.

    For me Haley studio version>>>Gaga studio version. I love the acoustic version she did during Monster Ball, but there’s something off with the production on the album.

    I’d prefer Scheisse, Mary the night or Fashion of his love.

  • LexieN

    So…I know it looked like all the Idols were at Tinker Air Force Base the other day for a meet and greet…not this time?

  • tripp_ncwy

    Another Nashville writing collaborator for Kris.

    carybarlowe
    @KrisAllen Fun writing with you yesterday bro! Loving the tune!!!

    He wrote Danny Gokey’s new tune “Second Hand Heart’. He is Mjs summary;
    http://mjsbigblog.com/danny-gokey-more-on-his-next-single-second-hand-heart.htm

  • lucysfave

    What a treat to hear two of Danny’s new songs streaming on @Thunder106NJ, a New Jersey country radio station! They said they were videotaping and will put it up on their facebook page.

    I really like the direction Danny and RCA is taking his new music!

  • music78girl

    Coverage of David A’s arrival in Vietnam — lots of pics and videos are being posted.

    Here’s one video from the airport: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8ePL5tW5aI

    And pictures can be found here and here and here (and some other sites too but I can’t keep up lol)

  • saga

    Gaga said on Howard Stern that she thinks You and I is the best song she has written so far.

    For me Haley studio version>>>Gaga studio version. I love the acoustic version she did during Monster Ball, but there’s something off with the production on the album.

    I’d prefer Scheisse, Mary the night or Fashion of his love.

    I like the production of You and I on the album. It’s has a bit space opera feel… My favs otherwise is Bloody Mary and Electric Chapel.

  • Fenway

    The Asian people are just beautiful! They really know how to throw a welcome party. David A. looks a little overwhelmed, but that smile is always there. Don’t know what the future holds, but being without a label and his dad as management certainly hasn’t hurt him yet. This tour has been very successful. Just saw that Ponds in Jakarta said there were 35,000 at his concert. That is a lot of peeps.

  • Davidx2

    OMG!! David is getting so much love in Vietnam & Asia! I’m so happy for him.

  • cookbunny

    So I wonder if anyone’s corrected the MySanAntonio site yet…wrong Katy Perry song, the Warblers did “Teenage Dream.” Rachel sang “Firework.”

    And why can’t I live in Texas?

  • girlygirl

    Cary Barlowe co-wrote Danny’s new single, but he is really known for having co-written Lady A’s American Honey and a couple of #1 hits for Toby Mac. :)

    I’m wondering how much longer Kris will be in Nashville. He said he would be there “a couple weeks” and this is the 2nd week. I know he’s heading back to L.A., but not sure when or whether he’ll be spending any time at home first.

  • adolf_hipster

    My favs otherwise is Bloody Mary and Electric Chapel.

    i love Electric Chapel too, but as a radio single? :/

  • Kris

    Pics of David A. at a press conference

  • Fenway

    Love the tweets from Viet Nam from people who have just met David up close and personal. They all comment on his eyes. I know from experience that those eyes can render you speechless. He always looks you directly in the eye, and I for one lost my whole train of thought. When it happened again the second time, I guess I pretty much gave up the fight. For a 20 year old to have such intelligent, probing eyes just surprised me. He just appears to be interested in whatever you have to say if you could actually say it in his presence. lol

  • smeggingnuts

    Jennifer Lopez Told Marc Anthony She Wanted A Divorce Last Year!

    haha I knew that they knew they were getting a divorce when they planned their TV show together

    Mateja says:
    07/21/2011 at 9:19 am
    Picture of Lady GaGa shooting music video for her next single was posted online. Guess where she is filming this music video? In Nebraska. “You&I” is about Nebraska guy, so yeah, I bet that’s her next single. Jimmy Iovine gave Haley unreleased Lady GaGa single to cover on AI.

    There was some speculation online that Gaga co-oping the mermaid in a wheelchair routine was for her new video for You & I

  • unidentified

    There was some speculation online that Gaga co-oping the mermaid in a wheelchair routine was for her new video for You & I

    I saw on Twitter Bette Midler sent Gaga this:
    Dear @ladygaga Ive been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits-mermaid’s mine

  • Indigobunting

    Cary Barlowe co-wrote Danny’s new single, but he is really known for having co-written Lady A’s American Honey and a couple of #1 hits for Toby Mac. :)

    Cary Barlowe and Josh Kear must be a “team” for many co-writes; they both wrote Danny’s Second Hand Heart and also American Honey and Josh Kear wrote “Need You Now”.

    ETA: Interesting, they also are playing Danny’s second album track and possible follow-on single Win Me Over on air. First time that one has been aired on radio.

    I think Win Me Over is my favorite Danny tune ever :) Absolutely beautiful.

    I am going to love this new album if these first two tracks are any indication of the direction.

    Interesting he says late Fall. Maybe early December perhaps? They must have things kind of ready to go, even though only two official tracks for the album.

    Danny also is promoting his concert cruise with Gary LeVox (lead singer of Rascal Flatts) and says there will be other country artist(s) TBA.

    Wow, Gary LeVox isn’t enough? I wonder what other country artists? Jeanette Mc Curdy, Mallory Hope are all buddies, also label friends Jake Owen and Chris Young. And Charles Kelly from Lady A :)
    I wasn’t going to go again, but I just might have to ;)

  • Kitwana

    girlygirl says:
    07/21/2011 at 10:52 am
    Cary Barlowe co-wrote Danny’s new single, but he is really known for having co-written Lady A’s American Honey and a couple of #1 hits for Toby Mac.

    I’m wondering how much longer Kris will be in Nashville. He said he would be there “a couple weeks” and this is the 2nd week. I know he’s heading back to L.A., but not sure when or whether he’ll be spending any time at home first.

    David A. spent a week in Nashville writing with Cary Barlowe. One of the songs, “Love don’t hate”, was just released on the Asian Tour Edition of The Other Side of Down and David has been performing it live. It’s great. Barlowe can definitely write catchy pop. Will be interesting to see what he came up with in the collab with Kris. It’s a good sign for Kris that Jive is pairing him up with top songwriters for his next album.

  • Indigobunting

    David A. spent a week in Nashville writing with Cary Barlowe

    Interesting! He must like working with the AI machine :)

  • Elliegrll

    Interesting! He must like working with the AI machine

    I’m not sure if anyone ever determined whether or not he’s still with 19R, even though he’s no longer with Jive.

  • Kris

    David worked with Cary Barlowe back when he was still with Jive. It was during the writing sessions for The Other Side of Down. It was when David was in Nashville staying with Joy Williams. She introduced him to a lot of Nashville writers and set up writing sessions.

  • Kitwana

    Indigobunting
    07/21/2011 – 1:01 pm
    David A. spent a week in Nashville writing with Cary Barlowe

    Interesting! He must like working with the AI machine

    Like or has no choice? Probably a bit of both I suspect. It is funny how the same writers always seem to write for Idols. I can’t believe that they are all a good match for the different Idols. David has spoken very highly of Joy Williams who has not co-writtn with a lot of Idols and who is half of the Civil Wars.

  • iani

    I couldn’t read any news in the last weeks, please could somebody tell me in 2 words abut David’s(C) situation, any news about a new single, RCA dropped him, bad news good news? I know only he sold 66k till now. Thank you!

  • djafan

    Another video of David A’s arrival in Vietnam…crazy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqixQbOeI_Y&feature=player_embedded

    Pictures from airport, press conference and sound check!

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.194873457234675.59226.180030052052349#!/photo.php?fbid=194873533901334&set=a.194873457234675.59226.180030052052349&type=1&theater

    David has spoken very highly of Joy Williams who has not co-writtn with a lot of Idols and who is half of the Civil Wars.

    David, Joy and Nate (husband) have become friends.
    Expecting more collaborations with Joy :)

  • tripp_ncwy

    @kelly_clarkson:
    Also, just found out my single is hitting radio in August! Woohoo! Can’t wait for y’all to hear it!

  • sr4mjc

    @kelly_clarkson:
    Also, just found out my single is hitting radio in August! Woohoo! Can’t wait for y’all to hear it!

    Finally! Now what will it be? :)

  • djafan

    Here is the tweet of David A’s concert in Indonesia. 35,000, that is a lot of peeps.

    POND’S Teens
    PONDSTeens Total penonton #PTC2011 #Jakarta kemarin ada sekitar 35000 orang, pantesan seru banget crowdnya :D

  • windmills

    Background on doitfordaron.com (the site for which Carrie and Mike did the video that MJ just posted): Daron Richardson was the 14 year old daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson and his wife. She was pretty, smart, talented, and well liked. Last November, she unexpectedly committed suicide. Instead of hiding from what happened, Daron’s parents decided to speak openly about teenage mental health issues and started doitfordaron.com as a way of reaching out to kids and their parents and encouraging people to open the lines of communication.

  • swish5

    Jennifer Lopez told Marc Anthony last year that she wanted a divorce, Star magazine is reporting exclusively in its new issue.

    So why did Marc Anthony get a time slot on Idol10 final?

  • TwigLA

    So why did Marc Anthony get a time slot on Idol10 final?

    If you read the article, they went into marriage counseling to save their marriage. It didn’t work.

    The guy is controlling which was very obvious. I imagine he made all sorts of demands of Jennifer and anyone she worked with.

  • jeffreythegleek

    Star Magazine is a tabloid that uses “unnamed sources” for it’s “information.” Just because they say they have “learned exclusively” doesn’t mean it’s true.

  • djafan

    Vietnam airport from another angle. They sure are loving them some David :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-WsWwEuvX8&feature=player_embedded

  • Tess

    So why did Marc Anthony get a time slot on Idol10 final?

    Probably because he, like Jennifer, is managed by Simon Fuller at XIX. It had little to do with him being Jenn’s husband.

  • Davidx2

    Vietnam airport from another angle. They sure are loving them some David
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-WsWwEuvX8&feature=player_embedded

    Looks like they were going to put him in a separate SUV but he wanted to ride in the van in with the rest of the band & crew.

    Wow…I was a bit scared for him there. I don’t like when they start pushing him. His bodyguard looks like someone I wouldn’t want to fool with. lol

  • jonnyk

    I also heard that David A saw tweets from Malaysia fans complaining about no autograph sessions planned for them even though he had several meetings with fans in Philippines. So he called a radio station in Malaysia to tell a possible autograph session on July 25th. Probably he sacrificed leisure/tour hours for himself. Such a great guy.

  • CindyM
  • tls62

    Forbes Annual list of top earning Idols.

    http://blogs.forbes.com/zackomalleygreenburg/2011/07/21/the-top-earning-american-idols/

    Wow Seacrest. Not too shabby.

    So Adam is the 6 million dollar man. Ha.

  • goboywonder

    Congratz to all the idols who made the list, those who almost made the list, and the rest who no doubt made way more than I did. :mrgreen:

  • theonlygirl

    I don’t know where to ask this question exactly but here goes; I read that both Kelly and Adam are on the same label, so Kelly’s single coming out in late August/beginning of September – how does that influence Adam? I mean single delayed till October? Can they do both singles in the same timeframe?

    Thankyou.

  • CindyM

    theonlygirl says:
    07/21/2011 at 5:19 pm

    I don’t know where to ask this question exactly but here goes; I read that both Kelly and Adam are on the same label, so Kelly’s single coming out in late August/beginning of September – how does that influence Adam? I mean single delayed till October? Can they do both singles in the same timeframe?

    RCA can handle more than one single at a time. They have multiple radio teams, a & r teams and promo teams.

  • theonlygirl

    Oh ok. That makes sense. Thanks.

  • djafan

    Congratz to all the idols who made the list, those who almost made the list, and the rest who no doubt made way more than I did. :mrgreen:

    Ditto lol

    David A, three years in a row, even with the “slow” last year :)

  • abbysee

    David A, three years in a row, even with the “slow” last year

    IKR! I think he’ll make that list for years to come!

  • abbysee

    haha I knew that they knew they were getting a divorce when they planned their TV show together

    Hmmm, I think I read in that same magazine that JFK was still alive and in some secret compound and that aliens are living among us, so I would take that with a grain of salt. I mean they throw all kinds of stuff against the wall to see what will stick and what won’t. I mean what’s that expression even a stopped clock is correct at least once a day, or some such, lol.